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Tinubu reacts to killings of traditional rulers in Ekiti, gives fresh directives


President Bola Tinubu has condemned the killings of two Ekiti traditional rulers: Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, and Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti.

The president also expressed concern about the kidnapping of students and teachers in the Eporo-Ekiti area of the state, directing security services to rescue the victims as soon as possible.

Ajuri Ngelale, the president’s special adviser on media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement made on Tuesday, January 30.

The statement reads: “It is with grief that President Bola Tinubu receives the news of the killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola.

“President Tinubu condemns this mindless and brutal bloodletting and pledges that the perpetrators will not escape justice.

“The President condoles with the families and subjects of the traditional rulers, Governor Biodun Oyebanji, and the people of Ekiti State on this deeply agonizing development.

“In the same vein, the President directs the immediate rescue of pupils and teachers kidnapped around the Eporo-Ekiti area of the state.

“As security of life and property is the primary responsibility of the government, President Tinubu assures Nigerians that the nation’s security architecture is being robustly fortified for better and expected outcomes.”

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